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The River of Dreams

Billy Joel

G C D 

G
In the middle of (I go walking in)

In the middle of (I go walking in)
C
In the middle of (I go walking in)
D
In the middle of (I go walking in)

                     G
In the middle of the night, (in the middle of the night)

I go walking in my sleep (I go walking in my sleep)
                      C
From the mountains of faith, (mountains of faith)
              D    G
to a river so deep  (river so deep)

                     
I must be looking for something, (looking for something)

something sacred I lost (sacred I lost)
                 C
But the river is wide, (river is wide)
                     D
and it's too hard to cross (too hard to cross)

    Em                     D
And even though I know the river is wide,
       Cmaj7                    G
I walk down every evening and I stand on the shore
    Em                  D
And try to cross to the opposite side,
         A                               D
so I can finally find out what I've been looking for

                     G
In the middle of the night, (in the middle of the night)

I go walking in my sleep (I go walking in my sleep)
                      C
Through the valley of fear, (through the valley of fear)
              D    G
to a river so deep  (river so deep)

       
And I've been searching for something, (searching for something)
        
taken out of my soul (taken out of my soul)
                        C
Something I would never lose, (never lose)
                   D
something somebody stole (something somebody stole)

  Em                  D
I don't know why I go walking at night,
            Cmaj7                     G
but now I'm tired and I don't want to walk anymore
  Em                       D
I hope it doesn't take the rest of my life,
        A                              D          
until I find what it is that I've been looking for

                     G
In the middle of the night, (in the middle of the night)
              
I go walking in my sleep (I go walking in my sleep)
                      C
Through the jungle of doubt, (jungle of doubt)
              D    G
to a river so deep   (river so deep)


I know I'm searching for something, (searching for something)

something so undefined (something so undefined)
                    C
That it can only be seen, (it can only be seen)
                   D
by the eyes of the blind;
                     G
in the middle of the night (in the middle of the night)

G C D  2x

Em                   D
I'm not sure about a life after this,
    Cmaj7                   G
God knows I've never been a spiritual man
Em              D                     A
Baptized by the fire, I wade into the river,
                 D
that runs to the promised land

                     G
In the middle of the night, (in the middle of the night)

I go walking in my sleep (I go walking in my sleep)
                      C
Through the desert of truth, (desert of truth)
                D    G
to the river so deep   (river so deep)


We all end in the ocean; (end in the ocean)

we all start in the streams (we start in the streams)
                   C
We're all carried along, (carried along)
                D
by the river of dreams,
                     G
in the middle of the night


I go walking, in the middle of

I go walking, in the middle of
C
I go walking, in the middle of
D                             
I go walking, in the middle of

G
I go walking, in the middle of

I go walking, in the middle of
C
I go walking, in the middle of
D
I go walking, in the middle of . . .